Recording, mixing: Taxman, For No One

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Although only around half of Revolver had been recorded by this time, a day of mixing and assembling master tapes took place during this session, which began at 2.30pm.

Two copies of the current ‘best’ mono master of George Harrison’s ‘Love You To’, which still had the working title ‘Granny Smith’ were the first to be made. Four mono mixes of his ‘Taxman’ were then created, all from take 12, though none were ever used.

Paul McCartney then overdubbed his lead vocals onto ‘For No One’. The tape was slowed to 47.5 cycles rather than the usual 50, which made the vocals higher and faster upon playback.

Tape reductions of ‘For No One’ were then made, to free up space on the four-track tape. These were numbered 13 and 14, the second of which was later used for the French horn overdub.

Copies of mono mixes of ‘Taxman’, ‘Love You To’, and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ were added to the master reel at the end of the session, which ended at 1.30am.

Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for For No One

Last updated: 22 June 2023
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